Douglas Southall Freeman Quotes

Character is the starting point from which we go on. When I say a man has character, I mean that when you go to that man and say, 'What are the facts in this case?' he will tell you the truth, justly, truly, and wisely as he knows, with the minimum of exhibitionism and the maximum of devotion to the common cause.

 
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Douglas Southall Freeman
Douglas Southall Freeman
  • Born: May 16, 1886
  • Died: June 13, 1953
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Historian

Douglas Southall Freeman was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, for which he was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes.

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